3044: Student Nurse Practitioners’ Attitudes towards Working with Patients who Use Substances; Fighting Stigma of Patients Who Use Substances: Effects of Addictions Education on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Attitudes
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3044:  Student Nurse Practitioners’ Attitudes towards Working with Patients who Use Substances; Fighting Stigma of Patients Who Use Substances: Effects of Addictions Education on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Attitudes  


Substance use, abuse, and dependence are major public health issues with many medical and societal costs. Results of changes in nurse practitioner student’s attitudes before and after exposure to a targeted substance use educational and training program will be presented.
Nurses can assist patients in addressing substance use if the nurse’s own attitudes do not inhibit quality of care. This presentation offers quantitative and qualitative results of changes in undergraduate nursing student attitudes before and after exposure to substance use educational modules.
*Note: The second speaker of this session does not use a mic. This may require the listener to increase the volume settings during the second half of the session.

 

Speakers: Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN;   Kathy Puskar, DrPH, RN, FAAN

 

Disclosures: The presenters have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Interpret results of nurse practitioner students’ changes in attitudes towards working with patients who use substances.
2. Examine opportunities for similar educational and training approaches for schools and the workplace.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, November 9th
Mini Concurrent Sessions on Substance Abuse
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: February 4, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
October 1, 2015

 

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.